United Kingdom Immigration Law Blog
McCarthy and Others (Judgment)  EUECJ C-202/13 (18 December 2014)
Consumed by the politics of immigration, the British have become massively uptight about entry into their country. This case – involving a dual British and Irish national living in Spain with his Colombian wife who holds an EU family member’s residence card issued by Spain – demonstrates that the British are obsessed with fraud and love to hide behind an “abuse of rights” argument in order to impose visa requirements even on exempted persons. Hysteria about terrible foreigners stealing rights from locals is very fashionable these days. Just the other day, while entering the UK at Heathrow Terminal 3, I had to put a menacing immigration officer (3387) in her place by informing her that she was not a court of final instance and that she needed to relax. Rather than me abusing any rights, the officer was…
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New Home for LGBT Archive
An interesting article appeared in the November edition of CILIP Update, the magazine of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). The magazine has reported on how the recently refurbished Manchester Central Library and Archive will become the new home for the Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) Archive.
The LGF Archive represents one of the most significant archival collections on gay and lesbian issues and the LGF has joined forces with the Archives+ Centre located within the Manchester Central Library to help preserve and make accessible this important collection. The LGH recognised the importance of this Archive in terms of preserving the records of the development of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) rights and the changing societal attitudes and the link with the Archives+ Centre will hopefully enable much of this material to become accessible.
The Archive itself contains a broad range of materials. In addition to a large collection of local and national magazines, focused towards the LGBT audience, the collection contains a range of historical materials including a number of reports and documents on issues including culture, health and events.
Further information is available as follows:
Manchester City Council – The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s archives to go on show at Manchester Central Library
Manchester Archives – LGBT Source Guide
The Lesbian and Gay Foundation – http://www.lgf.org.uk/